Classes

TAP:
Tap dancing is an American art form.  It is a step dance tapped out audibly with hard soled shoes.  It was born in the 1800’s meshing a wide spectrum of percussive dance styles; African, English, Irish and Scottish.  It teaches tempo and rhythm whether you like soft shoe or flash tap, whether you are 3 or 63!

JAZZ:
The roots of jazz dance borrow from a melting pot.  As we know it today, jazz is a blend of two main movements – folk dance and theatre dance.  It teaches strength, power and flexibility and is performed to contemporary music.  Jazz dance is lively, fun, and full of rhythm for all ages.

HIP HOP:

Locking, popping, breaking. Hip hop is not a studio derived style of dance. Hip hop is more than 50 years old, but was originated in street dance crews in the United States. It has since developed into a popular style of dance that we now see on t.v., in movies, and at dance competitions.  It is recommended for students with some jazz training ages 11 and up.

BALLET:
For ages 7 and up, Ballet started in ballrooms during the Renaissance where social dance had intricate floor-plans.  Today, ballet teaches strength, poise, and balance.  Dancers are trained at the barre in order to develop correct posture and to prepare the body for the demands of classical dance.

POINTE:
Students must be at least 12 years of age with 4 years experience in ballet before making the transfer from demi shoes to pointe shoes.

ACRO-JAZZ:
This dance style combines simple gymnastics or acrobatics with jazz dancing for a fast moving sportive class for students ages 6 to 16.

CONTEMPORARY:

Contemporary is a style of dance that was developed in the twentieth century. It was created by incorporating elements of many styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, and modern. Contemporary dance requires a strong core, and an understanding of ballet technique. In this style of dance we work on floor work, partnering, improvisation and more.  This style of dance is recommended to our most advanced dancers with a good understanding of ballet technique.

LYRICAL:

Lyrical dance can be a dance that was created by using the lyrics of the music to inspire the choreography. This style has elements of both ballet and jazz dance. We use both lyrical and contemporary dance to tell a story, to show an emotion, and to make the audience feel that emotion.